Saturday, April 29, 2006

More Niko...

Posted by Arna:

These shots are slightly out of focus, but they show the other views of the sculpt posted below, so I figured people might like to see them. I took these shots with a Minolta point-and-shoot camera, in black and white film, then scanned them in colour.

The model, Niko, is a latin dancer who performs from time to time at Lula Lounge in Toronto. I think he'd been dancing till late the night before, because he'd come in to our Saturday morning classes and sit for us and look more and more sleepy as the session wore on. I think he was a good model, sleepy or not.

15 comments:

Lee-Roy said...

Wow. I've never met Niko in my life, but it's an absolute perfect likeness. I'd recognize him anywhere.

Sumeet Surve said...

Just discovered, u r full of surprises. So u do sculpting too, hmmmm....This is great guys, I'm really speechless. I don't know this guy but like Lee said, I will too recognize him anywhere if I see him.

UM said...

It's so real it scares the crap out of me. What a great sculpt.

the doodlers said...

lee-roy. Thanks. I'm attempting to be a little less realistic with the current work. It's challenge to design a piece that is less like the thing you see in front of you.

sumeet. Thanks! Your work is truly inspired and we appreciate the feedback from you. Glad you like it.

Uli. Haahaa! I'm honoured by the compliment. Doing a portrait sculpt is funny. I've only done a few, however I notice that there seems to be a moment at which if it's working, the face starts to feel like the actual person's face. It's a bit like an invasion of privacy... I'm not sure how exactly to explain that.

Alina Chau said...

Amazing sculpture!!

Michael said...

I'm hardly one to judge sculpture, but this looks great Arna!

martin wittig said...

WOOOOOOOW!--Very nice work!:)

Yaxin said...

°_O you can also do sculpturs?
you're so skilled ^_^
What is beautiful is this perfect sense of weight and volume of the head...it give me the wish to caress it with my two hands.
and then, the most important, what is always a miracle, you succeed in to bring life to it. you're head looks perfectly strong alive - mighty -
the life coming out of the clay... like for the Golem tale, the myth become true :)

jastolfo said...

Wow!!!
Beautiful work. This could very well be a picture you took at the ROM. Thanks for sharing Arna. You are of many talents.

Matt J said...

Wow! Great sculpt - the lighting really helps give it LIFE!

Lee-Roy said...

Would just like to add: Did you happen to get the clay from the banks of the Vtlava in Prague? If you're familiar with the story of Golem, you know what I'm getting at. And I ain't talkin bout no LOTR.

Lee-Roy said...

Also, I thought I had you in my blogroll, but for some reason I didn't. Anyway, you're in there now. :)

Steve Daye said...

Been meaning to post a comment and say hello for a while now but keep getting distracted... so before something interrupts my train of thought - hello! Hope all is well with you two! Beautiful sculpt by the way. Thanks for your greetings on the Wubblog!

Kristian Antonelli said...

its so so god. I wouldnt know where to begin. You make it look effortless. but i'm sure it wasnt. Its the standard i'd want to be..thankyou for sharing

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Beautiful scult, beautifully lit.